KDE's new Linux distro: Terrible idea, or simply a huge mistake?

KDE's new Linux distro: Terrible idea, or simply a huge mistake?

KDE's recently announced Linux distro, KDE Neon, seems like a questionable move that has the potential for disaster.

02/10/16

Linux conference season 2016 kicks off with SCaLE and FOSDEM

Linux conference season 2016 kicks off with SCaLE and FOSDEM

The 2016 Linux conference season will begin with the Southern California Linux Expo in Pasadena and FOSDEM in Brussels.

01/19/16

My Linux wish list for 2016 is just one item long

My Linux wish list for 2016 is just one item long

We're past the point of predictions for 2016, so let's talk about the one thing I really want to happen in the Linux world this year: desktop Linux on tablets.

01/11/16

Review: Google's Pixel C tablet is perfect…except for one thing (and it's not the software)

Review: Google's Pixel C tablet is perfect…except for one thing (and it's not the software)

Reviewing Google's Pixel C, a nearly perfect Android tablet hybrid.

12/23/15

Linux smartphones took a serious step back in 2015

Linux smartphones took a serious step back in 2015

With Mozilla announcing it will stop selling FirefoxOS, Jolla struggling to get any momentum with Sailfish, and silence from the Ubuntu Touch project, the Linux smartphone world is a sad state of affairs.

12/09/15

The future of tiny, powerful computers is here

The future of tiny, powerful computers is here

The powerful, hand-held computers I always dreamed of are now available in many variations.

12/01/15

What would the perfect Linux distro look like?

What would the perfect Linux distro look like?

If I were to create my ideal Linux distro, what would go into it?

11/24/15

Review: Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 is what vanilla Ubuntu should be

Review: Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 is what vanilla Ubuntu should be

Reviewing Ubuntu GNOME 15.10, the most impressive release since Ubuntu made the switch to Unity.

11/20/15

Reviewing Nvidia's Shield TV: The $200 gaming system you need to consider

Reviewing Nvidia's Shield TV: The $200 gaming system you need to consider

A review of Nvidia's Shield TV, an Android-powered set-top-box gaming platform that stacks up well against the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Wii U.

11/17/15

Reviewing Ubuntu 15.10, Fedora 23, and openSUSE Leap 42.1...at the same time!

Reviewing Ubuntu 15.10, Fedora 23, and openSUSE Leap 42.1...at the same time!

Ubuntu 15.10, Fedora 23, and openSUSE Leap 42.1 were all released within days of each other. Here's a review looking at each of them.

11/10/15

The Gaming Paradox: There just aren't enough Free and Open Source video games

The Gaming Paradox: There just aren't enough Free and Open Source video games

I support Free and Open Source software, including video games, but can't stop playing proprietary, closed-source games.

10/30/15

Linux cousins Part 2: Reviewing ReactOS, the Open Source version of Windows

Linux cousins Part 2: Reviewing ReactOS, the Open Source version of Windows

Here I take a look at ReactOS, an impressive, yet underwhelming, Open Source replacement for Windows.

10/28/15

Happy Distrovus: 3 big Linux Distros released in 8 days

Happy Distrovus: 3 big Linux Distros released in 8 days

Ubuntu 15.10, Fedora 23, and openSUSE Leap 42.1 all come within eight days of each other, and I will be reviewing each one.

10/26/15

Linux cousins Part 1: Reviewing AROS, the Amiga-like OS

Linux cousins Part 1: Reviewing AROS, the Amiga-like OS

A review of AROS, an operating system with striking similarities to the Linux OS Amiga.

10/21/15

Catching up with KDE 5.5 and Plasma Mobile

Catching up with KDE 5.5 and Plasma Mobile

A review of KDE 5.5's new features and the mobile aspirations of Plasma Mobile.

10/12/15

Open-sourcing Windows: If I ran Microsoft, here's how I'd do it

Open-sourcing Windows: If I ran Microsoft, here's how I'd do it

A completely hypothetical explanation of how I, as the fictional CEO of Microsoft, would go about making Windows an Open Source OS.

10/05/15

In praise of John McAfee and Lawrence Lessig's long-shot presidential campaigns

In praise of John McAfee and Lawrence Lessig's long-shot presidential campaigns

By running for president, John McAfee and Lawrence Lessig are both forcing the public to acknowledge important technology discussions.

09/28/15

The World We Leave Our Children: How I became a free software extremist

The World We Leave Our Children: How I became a free software extremist

How the birth of my second child changed the way I feel about Free and Open Source software and privacy.

09/24/15

Review: The ideal Linux laptop for power users

Review: The ideal Linux laptop for power users

A review of System76's Serval laptop, an impressive Linux (Ubuntu) machine with a great price point and the specs that could accommodate heavy-duty work.

09/14/15

Kicking Google out of my life, Part 8: Will I ever go back?

Kicking Google out of my life, Part 8: Will I ever go back?

After spending two months trying to migrate all of my digital services away from Google, I've found some permanent replacements for Gmail, Google Docs, and Search. Here's why I can't stay away from Android, YouTube, and Google+.

08/31/15

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